One of the things I love most about the Instant Pot is that it takes things that are finicky and require constant attention to cook and cooks them in a fraction of the time without you having to stand and watch.
While oats are simple to cook in a pan and take a maximum of 10 minutes, steel cut oats require a minimum of 30 minutes and constant stirring.
Steel cut oats look like tiny roughly cut grains. They’re processed by chopping whole groats into pieces instead of rolled like they are with rolled oats. They take the longest to cook and have a chewy texture and remain in shape after being cooked.
I rarely make steel cut oats because of the time and attention they require. Which makes them ideal to make in the Instant Pot. These golden Instant Pot oats have a cooking time of 6 minutes and resting time of 10 minutes (I used the slow release), but all it really takes is adding ingredients to the Instant Pot and setting it. I’ll get it started, go get dressed and by the time I’m back, I have a freshly made bowl of super creamy, really delicious steel cut oats ready.
Flavour wise, these golden oats are one of my favourites. They have turmeric and ginger, which help with inflammation and coconut milk for added creaminess. I add some honey or maple syrup at the end for added sweetness and more coconut milk to make them a little creamier. The bowl is then topped with cashews, dates and mango.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot I’ve added stove top directions as well.
Photography: Feige Lewin
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